Our Own Folkapalooza This Week

And you won't even have to deal with 100,000 kids and the fence-jumpers. It doesn't get any better than that.

Monday, August 5.

dean-milano-2  Dean Milano begins his library tour at the Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Boulevard, Brookfield. 7 PM.

Tuesday, August 6.

Dean Milano at the Arlington Heights Public Library, 500 N. Dunton, Arlington Heights. 7 PM.

Eclectic Mix, including songs from Woodstock (New York, not Illinois), on Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org.  8 PM.

Wednesday, August 7.

Dean Milano at Nichols Public Library, 200 W. Jefferson, Naperville. 7 PM.

JazzmanJeffJustmanPhoto  Jazzman Jeff Justman  at the Ravinia Farmers' Market, Dean Avenue, Highland Park. 9 AM.

Thursday, August 8.

Dean Milano (remember him?) continues his library tour at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 2 PM (too bad if you have a job to go to.)

Jazzman Jeff Justman (remember him?) continues his farmers' market tour at the LIbertyville Farmers' Market, Cook Park, Libertyville. 9 AM.

Friday, August 9.

Strum Brothers at Bleuroot, 98 W. Main St, West Dundee. 7 PM.

Nickel and Rose at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove. 8:15 PM. $10.

The  robbie-fulks Robbie Fulks Quartet at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago. 3 PM.

Mark Dvorak 3  Mark Dvorak at the Schaumburg Farmers' Market, Roselle Rd. south of Schaumburg Rd. 9:30 AM.

Jazzman Jeff Justman at the Mundelein Farmers' Market, 469 N. Seymour, Mundelein. 3 PM.

Acoustic Music Jam in Grayslake. Contact Jeff at jazzmanjeffjustman@yahoo.com for details.

Saturday, August 10.

The First Annual Southland Music Festival at the UUOC Church grounds,  70 Sycamore, Park Forest. Music from 1 PM to 7:30 includes Ashley and Simpson, Milano and Minardi, Cheryl Rodney, and much more. $15.

Joliet Blues Festival includes Donna HerulaDonna Herula and Tony Nardiello, 4:30 - 8:30, Limacher Bicentennial Park, Joliet.

Mark Dvorak and Last Acre at Concerts on the Green, 4500 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford. 7 PM.

Jeffman Just Jazzman at Glencoe French Market, sacre bleu!, 675 Village Ct, Glencoe. 9 AM.

Sunday, August 11.

Merv Collins  Merv Collins at the Geneva Farmers' Market, in the mETRA Station parking lot in Geneva. 9 AM.

sons Sons of the Never Wrong in the Long Grove Towner Green, 132 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove. Bring a chair. 4 PM.

Donna Herula and Harlon Terson at Smoke Daddy's, 3636 N. Clark St, Chicago. 4 PM.

There you have it. Be sure to share this article on Facebook, like all good Americans do, then go out and enjoy some music.

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